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Kathy Nalven

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: spanish

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16 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

South Fort Lauderdale House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 And 1/2 Bath Private Secluded Pool Home On Canal Teeming With Life.

'This was outstanding'

It will be impossible to say enough or put into words what a great place this is!

Kathy has created a home that is not only equipped beautifully but it's also such a wonderful warm fun experience. The pictures do not do it justice. You can rent a place beautifully decorated but it's rare to find a rental that gives such a great positive vibe and is so delightful to occupy.

We did not want to leave. There are tiny joys and surprises around every corner of the house. It's a photographers dream and a traveler's delight. We give this 10 stars and our big hug to Kathy.

Clean, quiet, convenient, beautiful, fascinating...and sooo charming!

We hope we'll be lucky enough to stay here again. Don't pass up the opportunity to stay here!

Minutes from anything South Florida has to offer.This is Florida as it was. It is country living under a canopy of trees filled with birdsong and the scent of jasmine, yet it is just outside downtown Fort Lauderdale. This is a private home with on a private road. It is incredibly convenient. Beach, night life, airport, casino, everglades, South Beach. Everything is just a quick drive. 5 minutes to I-95 5 Minutes to the Turnpike 5 minutes to 595. HBO Showtime Internet Fully renovated and updated. It has complete Handicap accessibility and is a fully equipped very comfortable home.Wherever you sit you look at green, sit by the canal and birdwatch or look for manatee,herons, cranes, mullet,snook,tarpon,turtles and great blues. Spend your day birdwatching, fishing or fishwatching, swim in the pool or meditate, then get ready for a fantastic night on the town just minutes by car. Dine out, go dance,golf, go to a museum, people watch or go to a casino! Open and eat at all the fresh coconut you could want.

“Cruises available aboard 52’ yacht and or sport cruisers to view the scenic New River, Intracoastal waterway, and “Millionaire’s Row” past many celebrity and corporate owned magnificent homes, with the option a swimming stop and a “dock and dine” at one of the many waterfront restaurants along the way.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Kathy Nalven (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: spanish

About Kathy Nalven

I am a world travelled Realtor. I know how important a clean comfortable convenient place to stay is when you are traveling I now enjoy living in paradise. I golf as much as I can. I love to be home listening to nature and watching the world go by. I share my home with Lola, my labradoodle . I have filled my home with art and love and objects from around the world. I am all about ease and comfort. I am always available and will accommodate you in any way I can. My words to live by? Be Happy!

Kathy Nalven purchased this house in 2005

Why Kathy Nalven chose Fort Lauderdale

This area of Fort Lauderdale remains untouched by development, yet it is central to everything. It is a pocket of land surrounded by inland canals and waterways with mature oak and palm trees. There are manatee in the canal, beautiful and magnificent water fowl and wading birds. Giant woodpeckers and multiple species of South Florida birds. A completely private pool with sitting areas on the canal.

What makes this house unique

Filled with unusual art and antiques yet comfortable and versatile. No matter where you sit or which way you turn you will be looking at nature in full bloom. The house is wide open and airy. Safe and secure yet windows on the tropical world of South Florida.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This was outstanding"

It will be impossible to say enough or put into words what a great place this is!

Kathy has created a home that is not only equipped beautifully but it's also such a wonderful warm fun experience. The pictures do not do it justice. You can rent a place beautifully decorated but it's rare to find a rental that gives such a great positive vibe and is so delightful to occupy.

We did not want to leave. There are tiny joys and surprises around every corner of the house. It's a photographers dream and a traveler's delight. We give this 10 stars and our big hug to Kathy.

Clean, quiet, convenient, beautiful, fascinating...and sooo charming!

We hope we'll be lucky enough to stay here again. Don't pass up the opportunity to stay here!



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Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

If you are like me and obsess over finding the perfect place to stay ... then look no further. This place has it all: lots of space, saltwater pool, canal, big kitchen, outdoor entertaining area, plenty of parking, multiple tvs, cable with premium channels, lots of bathrooms, and plenty of beds. Add to all of that, Kathy is a kind and helpful host who was avaiable when needed. Initially I was worried we might be too isolated from the beach, grocery stores, or other activities. No need to worry. The location is perfect. The house is close to multiple grocery stores, drug stores, Dunkin Donuts for morning coffee, dine-in restaurants, and fast food. Activities we desired such as beaches, biking, casinos, and downtown Fort Lauderdale were only 10 mins away and state parks, kayaking, fishing, museums, and local festivals were all 15 to 20 mins. Very close! The house is clean and well stocked with most everything you will need and then some. I would love to come back very soon.

P.S. Thanks Kathy for the recommendation to go to the Hard Rock for the 4th of July festivities. The band was fun, food trucks delicious, and fireworks were amazing!

P.S.S. Miles sends big hugs to Lola. ;-)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed your house! Thank you so much for everything Kathy and for all your great suggestions! We had so much fun!! Your house was everything we needed and more!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always absolutely my pleasure when I have guests such as yourselves I hope all your vacations are wonderful and I thank you again for allowing me to host you
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We hit the jackpot with this house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation in Fort Lauderdale was greatly enhanced by the beautiful, unique, and spacious home we rented from Kathy. Located right on the canal, our family (with ages ranging from 10 to 70 years!) had as much fun fishing, birdwatching, feeding the ducklings, swimming in the pool, and searching for manatees (yes, we did spot one !), as we did visiting the area beaches and everglades. This home provided ample space for the 7 of us and an ideal location if you want to experience southern Florida. We visited the beaches in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, and Delray - would highly recommend the short 25-minute jaunt to Delray Beach, particularly for those with children, as there are far fewer restrictions (ie. you can throw a frisbee or football in Delray, not so in Miami) and easy, inexpensive parking. Be sure to bring your fishing poles - worms and shrimp are the best bait along the canal! So many thanks to Kathy for your helpfulness, kindness, and for opening up your home to our family!

- Christine, Central Massachusetts

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as the pictures showed-- large, updated, and perfect for our needs. Kathy, the owner, was friendly, helpful with activity ideas, and quick to respond when we had questions or needs. Our favorite spot was sitting by the pool looking out at the canal for manatees. Be sure to take the water taxi(stop at Shooters for an excellent lunch with a great view), which was convenient to the house, like many points of interest in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Be sure to try Southport restaurant on a canal and Old Heidelberg for authentic German food- both about a 15 minute drive from the house. Would recommend to friends headed to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Consulate travelers and the most delightful family. I thank Stephanie and her family for allowing me to share my home with them.
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Tranquile and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property Kathy was a perfect host!

Around when I needed something but invisible the rest of the time!

The house and the property was a true diamond in the rough.

I look forward to returning and spending more time in paradise . As nice as the pictures are they just dont do the property justice !!

All the Best see you soon

Jim

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Gem

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this home for Thanksgiving. Kathy is all you could hope for in a homeowner. Excellent communication from the start. With a flight delay, we didn't arrive until midnight. Yet there was Kathy, standing in the lane with a welcoming wave. We had no issues during our stay, but I'm sure Kathy would have responded immediately had we had any concerns. The location is great - very private, right on the canal, and yet easy access to major roads. The kitchen/living area is very open and spacious. All the bathrooms are very nice. When I asked my 19-year-old son what he liked about this home, he responded, "I liked everything. I can't say enough good things about it."

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Plantation Preserve
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Tri Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 95 Florida Turnpike I 595
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Flanigans
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Car: necessary

Las Olas Beach,Everglades National Park and Fort Lauderdale Waterways are must sees. Beautiful golf courses, Multiple museums and South Florida nightlife. South Beach Downton Las Olas and Wilton Manors are all within 30 minutes from the house

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Rates & Availability

South Fort Lauderdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring & Summer
Apr 2 2016 - Oct 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,750
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

more than 6 people rates subject to vary

strict 60 day 50 % cancellation fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Fort Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , handicap accessible shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 roll away twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , full size futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master suite Second bedroom with double bed Third bedroom with double futon 2 roll away twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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